Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882, the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers. After over 120 years in operation, D&SNGRR has provided their customers with a site with all the modern convieiences. Not only can you see the schedules and packages they have to offer, but you can also purchase tickets. This site also has a full e-commerce Gift Shop.